Fifa President Gianni Infantino is expected to visit the country next week Wednesday to inspect the body’s Forward 2.0 project.
In a letter dated 14th November addressed to Nyamilandu a Fifa Council Member, Infantino said he was looking forward to meeting the members of Malawian football community and Government officials.
“It will be a unique opportunity to visit the various infrastructure projects carried out, to share our vision of football and the ways to further develop our game in your country and promote its values. I have no doubt this visit will strengthen our ties and enable us to continue working together to accomplish these objectives,” Infantino says in his later.
Confirming the development, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) chief executive officer Alfred Gunda told a local newspaper that Infantino’s visit to Malawi was part of his tour of Africa which will see him visiting other countries such as Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
He said Infantino will inspect Fifa funded projects and also officially open Mpira Village Stadium in Malalwi.
“This is a special visit because it will be his first time to be in Malawi. We are privileged that through his visit he will appreciate various football developments that have happened so far [in
Malawi] and also share future plans of Malawi football development,” he said.
This would be the second visit of a Fifa President to Malawi as the body’s former boss Sepp Blatter also visited Malawi in 2002.